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A Year After Envelope Pandemonium, A Ho-Hum Night Is Just What The Oscars Ordered

Posted on · Last year's Oscars were wildly unpredictable. This year's were very predictable, with big wins for The Shape Of Water, all the actors who were expected to win all along, and Jordan Peele

Houston Matters

From ‘Lego Batman’ to ‘Tulip Fever’ — Must-Watch Movies for February

Posted on · Houston Matters takes you to the movies! Despite the A-list Oscars, February is often a slow time for movies. Our panel of film critics discusses new releases you should see this month, both in theaters and online. Our panel is comprised of: film critic and journalist Regina Scruggs, Joshua Starnes, a staff critic for ComingSoon.net, […]

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Political Roundup and Rockets Turn 50: Wednesday’s Show (February 8, 2017)

Posted on · From President Trump’s cabinet appointees being confirmed (one requiring a tie-breaking vote in the Senate from the Vice President), to the Texas Senate beginning action on Gov. Abbott’s emergency items, including a preliminary vote Tuesday on a bill to ban so-called “sanctuary cities,” on this edition of Houston Matters we break down recent political news […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

HERO Trial, Student Records and Houston at the Oscars: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of non-experts to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today: Aurora Losada of La Voz […]

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Vaccination Rates and a Cat Circus: Friday’s Show (February 20, 2015)

Posted on · As of Friday (2/20/15), there are 141 reported cases of the measles in the United States this year, and 98 are from California. (Just one, so far, is from Texas). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most who have contracted the measles were not vaccinated. Health officials have taken the opportunity to […]